Elections Canada

Elections Canada

September 18, 2009 14:23 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Receives Notice of Vacancy in House of Commons for Hochelaga

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2009) -

- The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, has received the warrant from the Speaker of the House of Commons indicating that the seat for Hochelaga (Quebec) is vacant.

- At least 11 days and no more than 180 days must pass after the receipt of a warrant by the Chief Electoral Officer before a by-election is called, in accordance with subsection 31(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

- Pursuant to subsection 57(3) of the Canada Elections Act, the election must be held on a Monday. Since the date of the election must be at least 36 days after the issue of the writ, the earliest that the by-election in Hochelaga can be held is on Monday, November 9, 2009.

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